Housekeeping: 2019 Memorial Day Edition

Tim Healey
by Tim Healey

Hello out there in TTAC land. This is your regularly scheduled reminder that Monday is an American holiday, so we’ll be taking the day off.

More or less, anyway. A stray post or two may show up. But yes, we’re going to be relaxing/BBQing/respecting the fallen troops/vacationing/whatever on Monday. We’ll be back at it at full-tilt boogie on Tuesday.

As for today, the Friday before: We’re gonna shut this bad boy down a bit early. We know you love reading about old cars during your spare time, but we’re taking a well-deserved break by leaving our desks jusssst a bit early.

Enjoy yourselves this weekend. Don’t forget those who died for country, and don’t drink and drive. Perhaps avoid falling prey to one of those blowout mattress sales, too.

Seriously, don’t drink and drive. See you Tuesday.

[Image: Christopher Lyzcen/Shutterstock]

Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for, CarFax,, High Gear Media, Torque News,,, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as,, and He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • SoCalMikester SoCalMikester on May 25, 2019

    whatever al quaida/bin laden started was the last war worth losing even one american life over, even if it was mostly a saudi job. just about everything else since WW2 has just been an awful waste of life. but hey! sales!

  • Detroit-X Detroit-X on May 26, 2019

    Agree with SoCalMikester. WW-II should have been the last major involvement in any war for the U.S. It should be in the U.S. Constitution that if a war or conflict is started: immediately the children and families of all these pompous, jackass politicians must go first to serve, and serve for the whole duration. Only then will we see how important and valuable the purpose is. Another horror story is the poor decision making by “leadership” while the war is raging. So many stories of shockingly bad decisions we only find out about later. Family issues aside while decompressing, the gut-feeling the fighting was a fiasco, and a waste of life and time, must be a huge factor in a veteran’s mental health. Where is the outrage of the 20-per-day suicides by veterans in the news media?

    • Slavuta Slavuta on May 26, 2019

      Actually, Korea was a good cause. And we fought under UN umbrella. After all, N.K. started it. However, considering that if you dive deeper into S.K. politics/policies/etc of that time, you will realize that is was one bad regime fighting another bad regime. S.K. also had mass graves, atrocities, etc. After that and Vietnam stupidity, our wars were all about money and nothing else.

  • -Nate -Nate on May 26, 2019

    The outrage is there but you have to look for it . On a happier note, They just opened a Veterans Health Clinic near me, about damn time too . -Nate

  • -Nate -Nate on May 27, 2019

    Thanx Fellas, America needs more Citizens like you . -Nate